Union American Methodist Episcopal Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Union Church of Africans

split into  Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (1865)

 

The Union American Methodist Episcopal Church is one of two denominations which grew out of a movement within the Methodist Episcopal Church led by two African American members, Peter Spencer and William Anderson.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 301 292 21,115
1929 324 307 22,259
1935 135 110 18,798
1936 - 71 9,369
1937 - 80 20,101
1955 - 76 12,262
1957 276 256 27,560

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]